Can you really do “virtually” anything?

Nagwa KoressaOpinion

Let’s face it, when it comes to IT the concept of the highly complex is nothing new. In fact, the complexity of business seems to increase minute by minute. And to add to that complexity, we find ourselves replete with terms and technologies that we as IT people take for granted. However, for those in more business-related positions, the speeds … Read More

Look … I can predict your IT future!

Rami CourtemancheOpinion

As with every New Year, comes the quintessential top ten lists, top 20 lists, and even top one hundred lists, all with prophecies of what the New Year has to promise. And for most, those prophecies tend to fall on deaf ears as they speak of things so far out of the scope of reality for most IT executives, that … Read More

DATACENTERevolution 2017

Communications0 Comments

1 Vimy Place . Ottawa . Ontario Barney Danson Theatre Registration & Breakfast: 7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.  |  Seminar: 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.  This year, we are stepping away from over a decade of hosting our annual Best of VMworld event to bring you our brand new DATACENTERevolution event: a comprehensive half-day seminar that will encompass topics ranging … Read More

Cybersecurity in the Workplace is Everybody’s Business

CommunicationsTrend Micro

What can individual users do to preserve cybersecurity at work? Your organization is spending on cybersecurity tools, you have an awareness program, and if you look you will find that there are standards and procedures for choosing and maintaining products to help keep information secure. But what can an individual do? Remember – you are the first line of defense. … Read More

Containers: The Developer and Operations Divide


By now, unless you’ve been vacationing on a remote island off the grid, containers have gained incredible momentum with organizations seeking to increase productivity, agility and innovation. Developers quickly understood the benefits of containers: Simplicity. They are super easy to use. All you need is Docker and a laptop and you are off and running. Lightweight. Containers include only the libraries, other … Read More

CIO Whisperer: How to Influence Infrastructure Transformation


Bask Iyer, CIO of VMware and Dell Technologies, is not afraid to voice his opinions. “Only the paranoid survive,” he likes to say. “I ask my VMware teams, ‘If we were a start-up, how would we kill VMware?’” Iyer’s acute wit and sense of humor were on full display at the VMworld session “CIO Whisperer: How to Successfully Become Your … Read More

5 Top ransomware exploits that you should know


We used to call the Internet the “information super-highway” back in the day, when connections were slow, bulletin boards and gopher were about as techie as it got. Those days are long gone, but something of the ‘highway’ has remained, like a bad smell, one that has come back to haunt us in 2017… The highway robber! The person who … Read More

Ransomware & Advanced Attacks: Servers are Different

CommunicationsSecurity, Trend Micro

Ransomware and other advanced attacks are the scourge of the modern IT security team. If allowed to gain access to your IT environment, these attacks could shut down the organization, denying access to mission critical applications & data for potentially days, or even indefinitely. The result? The disruption of service delivery, lost productivity and a hefty hit to reputation and profits. … Read More

VMware Helps Customers Maximize Hybrid Cloud Investments with New vRealize Cloud Management Platform


PALO ALTO, CA–(Marketwired – June 06, 2017) – VMware, Inc. (VMW) today introduced major updates across its VMware vRealize® cloud management platform to improve software-defined data center (SDDC) and cloud operations and accelerate application and infrastructure service delivery across hybrid clouds. New releases include VMware vRealize Operations™ 6.6, VMware vRealize Automation™ 7.3, vRealize Business for Cloud™ 7.3, vRealize Log Insight™ … Read More

vROps – A Methodology for Authoring Dashboards


vRealize Operations Manager, as we know it today, comes packed with a vast array of built-in content. We have dashboards, views, reports, alerts, and a myriad of other content to help us paint the right picture for different types of users. Of this content, the most flexible, but daunting, can be dashboards. While it is admittingly easy to drag and drop some … Read More